Went a little far South on a weekend for our family dental checkup and ended up in SM Southmall for a late lunch. My daughters have been going crazy over cold soba so when we saw Tenya, we went for it.
The place was well lit and very clean. I liked the simple but nice interiors - the wood installations, the red tiles, the white drop lamps, the lined up frames with pictures of Japanese food and the small Japanese trinkets. I loved the simplicity!
|Matcha Green Tea Milkshake for 185Php|
Matcha Green Tea Milkshake was the first order of business! It wasn't in their menu but the server suggested it to me.
|A closer look at this glorious Milkshake!|
Honestly, this could use some more Matcha but I liked that it was smooth and thick! Not bad, Matcha taste was still evident.
|All Star Tempura Set for 455Php|
A basket of tempura, rice and noodles were in the set. A huge piece of prawn, squid, salmon, kani stick, green beans, mushroom and "okoy" looking piece made up of onions and shrimps were included.
I liked that they were perfectly fried with crunchy breading. Dip into the tempura sauce and you're good! Pretty filling.
The Udon was just okay. It was my first time to try Udon and I didn't like it. There was something odd about the soup.
The Cold Soba was good. Nothing exceptional but the dipping sauce had the right balance of salty and sweet.
|Ningyo-Yaki Sundae for 125Php|
|More restaurant details for Tenya!|
Anyhow, customer service was top notch! Loved that our server was easy to talk to and made sure that he got all of our requests covered - extra tissue, extra chopsticks, water, sorry for the spilled soup and the spilled noodles.
3 out of 5 Stars for the food BUT I'm adding another star for customer service!
4 out of 5 Stars for Tenya!
--- Tenya: G/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Piñas City
***you can also find them here:
--- 4/F Mega A, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
--- 2/F Bonifacio Stopover, 31st St. cor. Rizal Drive, BGC, Taguig City
--- G/F Market! Market!, Mabini Ave. cor. McKinley Parkway, BGC, Taguig City